The boys started back to school this week!
It's been a bit of a funky summer for us~ so I wasn't quite ready for Summer Break to be over...
Until the last 2 weeks...at which point I was seriously considering sending both of them to Boarding School.
(I know they look all nice and innocent in this picture, do not be fooled!)
Spencer started High School this year. He was a bit nervous, though he wouldn't admit it. Nervous = Ornery at our house. Ornery kids make for an ornery mom. Just sayin'. There has been a lot of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth...and that was just me!
We spent several days at the HS getting registration completed. I went to Sophomore orientation with him. It was mostly a big pep rally.
He doesn't know the school song yet, so I've been having lots of fun singing my school song.
Last night, I was singing to them (which was not appreciated) and we were laughing about this story:
When Emily was in 9th grade, Spanish Fork HS was playing Payson HS (my Alma mater). She and some friends were going to the game...she liked to talk about how "way better" her school was than mine!
Imagine her surprise when she came home from school with her friends, and I had green posters on the front door and all over the house! "Lion's Rule, Don's Drool", "Lion Pride" etc. I also had painted a green lion's paw on my cheek! Had to show my school spirit!!! We laugh about it now, but at the time she was not happy with me!
The highlight of the afternoon was when I delighted them by singing my school fight song!
"We are a band of soldiers true,
Our armor is the strength of youth!
Our weapons are not muskets blue,
But shining darts of thought and truth, and truth.
Our enemy is ignorance,
A strong and sullen foe.
But with increasing diligence,
To victory we will surely go!
We are marching, we are marching,
We are marching on to victory every day!
Come and join us, come and join us,
Come and help us put the battle in array. ARRAY!
We will conquer, we will conquer,
Though our foe's the worst the world has ever seen!
Our war cry is the school,
Our hope's the Golden Rule.
And our colors are the silver and the green!"
Do you remember your HS fight song?
(P.S. Emily...Lions are still way better than Dons!)
See the expression on this boy's face? I think it pretty much sums up the last 2 weeks around here! Did I mention everyone has been pretty ornery?
Shane is a 4th grader this year. I seem to remember being much older in 4th grade! These 4th graders all look pretty young to me!
This may be a forced smile. He is much happier now that he has a couple days under his belt. He was nervous to go back to school too! Nervous = Ornery...right? Right!!!
Happy Back to School Week!